Why the company behind Lucidcatcher are ‘fake news’

20 09 2017

Donald Trump used the term ‘fake news’ for any criticism – constructive or otherwise, labelled against him by the global media. So anything he disliked ended up either with this disparaging tag, or being totally discredited as being false or made up.

However it seems that Trump is not the only person who likes to be in control of what is said about them according to the latest reports on various social media platforms.

Donald Trump

Donald J. Trump (Source via premiumtimesng.com)

 

The same can be said about the tech company Luciding who successfully funded a crowdfunding campaign recently for their (so-called) Lucidcatcher device. This device is in the form of an electronic headband that is claimed to induce lucid dreams at will via brain zapping electrodes at a set frequency of 40 Hz. Read the rest of this entry »

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Kickstarter dreams – A blank ‘reality’ cheque?

30 05 2017

Crowdfunding and sleep projects I feel, especially lucid dream-related ones seem to be all the rage nowadays. It has got to the mind-numbing stage where even more tactics are used to get the funding by all means necessary, including all the fake news or reviews, along with the latest pseudo-scientific buzzwords in technology; plus it must have an app that does everything, but nothing as well.

luciding pound sign logo

 

Take  the term ‘neuromodulation’ for example.  One outfit called Luciding have taken this buzzword to heart. I guess to them it all sounds very scientific and plausible, in comparison with ‘brain zapping’ which conjures up all manner of negative associations such as ‘electric shock treatment’ or therapy in the real world today.

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